Austin Jewish Film Festival presents They Ain't Ready for Me
The Austin Jewish Film Festival will present a virtual screening of They Ain’t Ready For Me, a feature-length documentary about Tamar Manasseh, the African American rabbinical student who is leading the fight against senseless killings on the south side of Chicago.
Every day, Tamar, the vivacious, self-assured and magnetic mother of two, sits on the corner of 75th Street and South Stewart Avenue in the Englewood section of Chicago. This is the ghetto, where poverty, unemployment, addiction, and violence are rampant.
In 2015, a young mother was shot and killed trying to break up a fight. For Tamar, this was one senseless killing too many. Tired of waiting for politicians to do something, Tamar took the situation into her own hands. She did something simple yet revolutionary – she sat down on the corner and hasn’t left since.
The film will be available to screen from August 5-7. There will also be a Q&A with Tamar Manasseh on August 9.